When I open for queries on 11/1 send me your realistic #middlegrade sister stories & brother stories. Show me sibs who are best friends! I’d love a real sibling adventure, and even better if you’re a #BIPOC author. #mswl
Preslaysa says pre-order A Lowcountry Bride today! @preslaysawritesIf you can only keep three romance tropes, what would they be?
#amreadingromance #readromance pic.twitter.com/TWZedj7tI4
MY TOP 3:
Friends to lovers 💕
There’s only one bed 😜😆
FAKE ENGAGEMENT 😍🤩😍
#mswl (when I reopen to queries)
(Romcom is not a trope)
Jess Hernandez’s🦄 BOOK DROPS 1/1/21 @FinkHernandezThing I’d like to read: a gender flipped SANDLOT.
Basically, a group of girls working together to reach a silly, low-stakes goal. Where they can enjoy friendship & childhood without having to smash the patriarchy or worry about boys or body image. A book abt girlhood joy.
Not gonna lie, I've had this #mswl for a while. Doesn't have to be baseball, but the feel. The nostalgia of just kids being kids!
Since I'm opening back up for queries tomorrow, I thought I'd share some--not all--of my #MSWL must-haves.
1st up, I want a pair of witchy sisters or witchy friends with ancestral magic wrestling angry restless spirits in a dark setting, like a swampy, marshy woodland.
Hi all! I've been on the @pagestreetkids team for a while, most recently on the marketing/PR side, but I'm excited to announce I'm now a children's editor full time! Check out my brand new #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…
I love novels that deal with female relationships. Think: best friends; mother-and-daughter(s); sisters (incl twins!); sisters-in-law; mother-in-law and daughter-in-law; and girlfriends. Bonus points above apply.
Hey agent friends! I've been really craving some more middle grade submissions in my inbox. I love stories that focus on friendship, family, and culture--regardless of genre--with an eye towards projects by authors from the margins. Please send me your MGs 🙏🏼 #mswl
Countdown #MSWL Day 5:
Stories with quieter/more personal stakes are my jam. I'm a sucker for getting lost in a character as they try to figure things out with themselves or those around them.
Also if you have a friendship breakup story please send that my way!!!!
Amy Giuffrida OPENING TO QUERIES IN 1 DAY!! @kissedbyinkTo end the countdown on the eve of reopening to queries...here are a few other things on my #MSWL
1. YA and MG mystery. I’d especially love to see a gritty twist on The Hardy Boys or a group of friends in the vein of Scooby Doo.
Friends to enemies or enemies to friends where the two aren’t just fighting over some guy. Think Trinkets —which is so amazing and I need the new season now!
Really feeling in the mood for some fantastic MG.
- Weird and wonderful worlds
- Joyous contemporary stories
- Epic adventures
- Strong friendships
Looking across novels, highly illustrated (particularly author-illustrator created) and graphic novels.
I finished season two of Pen15 & I am shattered. I wouldn’t have gotten through middle school without my own ride-or-die, who is still my BFF today (check out these 7th grade math team nerds/soulmates). Please send me books about middle/HS friendships like Maya & Anna’s. #MSWL
Mia Mingus @miamingusWish we embraced falling in friendship love and the magic of friendship love in general. It really is such a magnificent, kindred soul-shifting experience that can manifest in so many wonderfully different ways. It truly deserves its own genre of art, movies/TV, writing, music.
This is a huge #MSWL for me!
If you have a book focused on friendship, whether it's the ride-or-die kind, the I'll fight to the ends of the earth for you kind, or the we grew up together and this is how we navigate change kind, send them to me when I reopen!
I will add if any of these tweets strike your fancy and you do graphic novels, they apply there. Want to give me a Spice Girls friendship breakup book in graphic novels? Hell yes. Want to give me Anne and Gilbert in a graphic novel? Hell yes. #MSWL
Lastly, my #1 #mswl is a YA or adult queer VICIOUS. I love the dynamic between Eli and Victor, and it doesn't have to be SFF, I just want that best-friends-turned-"I want to kill you" enemies with lots of sexual tension. To add to that, I love Killing Eve and need that as well.
Wow. Just finished @BoysStateMovie and it's fantastic.
The friendships, power grabs, and how it's a microcosm of our current political climate is just so good.
Would love to see a contemporary YA that takes place at Girls State #mswl